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For great posts about the business of art, check out The Artsy Shark HERE! reviews competitions and appeals seeking creative content, listing those that respect your copyrights and highlighting those that don't. Art Matters! publishes calls to artists, and not all of them may be compliant with ABoR's standards. Visit their site to learn more.
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Calls to Artists for October 2017 and Beyond

This collection of artist opportunities includes international shows, juried exhibitions, calls for proposals, a call for elementary students’ art, an art festival in Indian Wells, and a writer’s retreat in Iceland. Themes include botanicals, animals, endangered species, photography, taste & smell, teachers against prejudice, art inspired by the novel Frankenstein, portraits (this one is for members of the Portrait Society only). They have been briefly reviewed to ensure eleigbility of Oregon artists.

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Artist Opportunities from the Art Deadlines List

Editor’s Note: We received this via email on May 31. Opportunities and calls to artists should still be valid though some of the deadline dates have passed. AS always, we strongly encourage all artist to investigate the copyright policies of each show they consider entering, particularly if they are online opportunities, so they know exactly where they stand. Please click the Artists Bill of Rights image link in our left sidebar or visit to scan their list of competitions and see their assessment of the copyright for each competition’s policies. If you don’t know how to fill out the metadata in your images so your copyright notice travels with your image (when it’s not stripped by some of the less scrupulous competitions), or if you don’t know what that is and why it’s important, please visit to learn more. You can find a tutorial on how to add

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